Fun in the Sun in St. Louis This August
The final days of summer in St. Louis will be here before we know it. There’s still time to enjoy all that our town has to offer before the kids go back to school in August. Explore the great outdoors and seasonal attractions and exhibits while you can.
Have you met the baby rhino in River’s Edge by the name of Moyo? He’s just one of the many reasons you should visit the Saint Louis Zoo. There’s Sea Lion Sound, Polar Bear Point and Big Cat Country just to name a few more. As if you needed another reason to visit the Saint Louis Zoo, did you know that more than three million people visit the zoo each year? And the new ‘Grizzly Ridge’ will be the latest addition to America’s top free attraction in fall 2017. But if you can’t wait until then, Jungle Boogie offers live music every Friday from now until Labor Day.
There’s a new ride at Six Flags St. Louis. If you’re up for taking it out for a spin, Spinsanity will send you soaring ‘round and ‘round. For those brave souls who are 48 inches or taller, the thrill ride is now open near the Tsunami Soaker so don’t miss your chance to visit Six Flags and all its attractions that help it live up to the name of Missouri’s Coaster Capital.
This summer, there’s a Garden of Glass at Missouri Botanical Garden. Floral glass artist Craig Mitchell Smith has had his work on exhibit at Walt Disney World’s Epcot Center, Michigan State University, various botanic gardens as well as HGTV. You can see the art work from now until Aug. 13.
For a trip around the world in one weekend, journey to Tower Grove Park and enjoy an international experience at the Festival of Nations on Aug. 26 and 27. From Spanish flamenco to a Vietnamese lion dance, from thundering drums to Irish harp, the festival celebrates many diverse cultures with over 40 ethnic food booths, dancing, music, arts and gifts from across the globe.
Friday nights in August will be filled with the sounds of music at the Gateway Arch as Blues at The Arch takes center stage at The North Gateway near Eads Bridge (Aug. 4-25). Stay tuned for these local artists: Big George Brock and Lil’ Ray Neal on Aug. 4, followed by and Carolyn Mason, Mickey Rodgers, and David Dee on Aug. 11, after that Green McDonough Band, Joe Metzka, and Mark “Muleman” Massey on Aug. 18, and the grand finale will be Marquise Knox and Dexter Allen on Aug. 25.
Well known comedian, actor and author Finesse Mitchell will perform for audiences 18 and up at the Helium Comedy Club on Aug. 17-19. So whether it’s your birthday or not, laugh as this comedic veteran from Comedy Central and Shaq’s All-Star Comedy Jam Tour brings his show to St. Louis.
Jam along to a “Serenade by Brian McKnight and Ginuwine” at the Fabulous Fox Theatre on Saturday, Aug. 26. Listen to the smooth sounds of these two hit makers for a good cause benefitting The Mathews-Dickey Boys’ & Girls’ Club.
In case you haven’t heard we’re having a big bang moment of our own when the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse makes its way near St. Louis. Science enthusiasts have been waiting for years to witness this eclipse that is set to create a blackout over parts of the greater St. Louis area on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. Be sure to get your special viewing eyewear and take the family to experience this part of history at one of the events surrounding the eclipse.
For more fun in the sun over the remaining summer months check out our events calendar.